General Hospital Spoilers: Robert Palmer Watkins Fired From GH – Dillon Out, Heartbreak for Kiki

General Hospital Spoilers: Robert Palmer Watkins Fired From GH – Dillon Out, Heartbreak for Kiki

General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that another popular character has likely been cut from the ABC soap. According to Jamey Giddens of Daytime Confidential, multiple sources claim Robert Palmer Watkins is out as Dillon Quartermaine and that the actor is upset at the blindside firing. This news should come as quite a shock to GH fans. Word has it that Watkins was taken aback as well.

When General Hospital viewers first heard about Steve Burton’s return, we all knew it wouldn’t come cheap. Watkins’ dismissal is likely a way to scrap up some extra cash. The same goes for Rebecca Budig’s recent departure from the role of Hayden Barnes.

General Hospital Spoilers: Robert Palmer Watkins Fired From GH – Dillon Out, Heartbreak for Kiki

GH also had to think about who was most important to the stories they wanted to tell. Dillon is involved in a popular pairing with Kiki Jerome (Hayley Erin), but what else does he really do these days? Maybe they viewed Watkins as a waste of money since he hasn’t been crucial to any hot plots in a while.

Still, this is a major blow. There aren’t many Quatermaines left and we really need to keep that family alive in Port Charles. It’ll be tough to watch another one walk away. General Hospital spoilers state that Dillon and Kiki will reevaluate their relationship down the road. Will they decide that they’re growing apart?

General Hospital Spoilers: Robert Palmer Watkins Fired From GH – Dillon Out, Heartbreak for Kiki

Whatever the case, the show will have to find a way to break them up. They might pretend they’re going to try a long-distance romance before ultimately splitting. Then again, they could simply part ways and just let it go. Of course, there’s always a chance that they could kill Dillon off. That seems harsh since Kiki already struggled with Morgan Corinthos’ (Bryan Craig) death.

Who will Kiki be paired with after Dillon exits? Are you bummed about Robert Palmer Watkins’ firing? Are you worried other beloved characters and actors will be forced out? We’ll give you updates as other General Hospital news comes in. Stay tuned to GH and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest General Hospital spoilers, updates and news.  Sign up for our FREE newsletter by clicking here and get the latest breaking soap news!



  • Daniel Alexander

    Sad to see another Q leaving GH but this character hasn’t done anything for me in a while. Maybe he can come back with another face later…

  • Christina Ortiz

    Never really liked him anyway,he added nothing to the show.I do feel bad that he got fired,but people and these articles really need to stop blaming SB for everything. They should have let Franco go imo if money was an issue.

    • Kevin Pham

      #facts

  • Donna Tomesco

    Well that sucks! I was hoping they would broaden Dillion and Kiki’s storyline.

  • love my soaps

    Sick of all the good people being let go so that Steve Burton can come back. When Steve left General Hospital he did nothing but lie to the fans and he will lie again when he gets tired of the story line. I am no longer a fan of his and feel GH is making too many changes to accommodate him. GH did nothing to keep Nicholas but is going all out for Jason. I won’t be watching when he is on and quite possibly not at all.

    • Elizabeth Healey

      Yeah and it would be interesting to know what they offered that creepy Julian character to stay! He probably was jist bluffing and got the same thing he always had, he just wanted to be begged to stay, the greedy creep! Dillon could have stayed over him easily.

    • PNutButty

      Yeah it really sucks. I loved the Nik character and I hope he comes back or at least bring in another actor for the role.

    • Kevin Pham

      i don’t think it was all on SB’s contract
      let’s not forget RogerW had a contract re-negotiations with GH as well! Then after the matter was settled he left GH on a vacation break as part of his salary and benefits package! So i believe this is the outcome of his return and actorsactress seeing reduced pay from their salary as the side effect. this suck.. over all though oh well.. ????

    • Theresa

      I totally agree with you on that.

    • Donnalynn Gerhard

      I totally agree with you. Just the thought of Steve Burton coming back makes me angry. He is no fan of mind. As soon as he starts he will leave again with another lie. He looks much older & not a Jason Morgan look. Ugh! GH is going down like a sinking ship.

    • IMissBrenda

      Amen to that, could not agree more!

  • Queen Deadite

    That sucks Dillion is one of my favs though I prefer Scott Cliffton. I just can’t see where they are going with this.

  • Jo Chandler

    Why did they have to bring back that useless Parker woman. Could have gotten rid of annoying nurse Amy as well.

    • Kabba

      You are completely right!

  • @HawaiianTater

    Meh. No great loss. I fast forwarded through all the Kiki/Dillon scenes anyways. Tracey was the best and Ned has his moments but Dillon was always the least interesting of that trio.

    “There aren’t many Quartermaines left and we really need to keep that family alive in Port Charles.”

    I’m still mad about killing off Emily. Justus Ward too.

    • Kevin Pham

      hell yeah we want Emily Quatermaine and Georgie Jones BACK!???? ????EMMY’s???? ????????????????????

      • @HawaiianTater

        I was thinking about Georgie recently because I see an awful lot of similarities between Maxie/Georgie and Kristina/Molly; the bad girl older sister and the nice, sweet and innocent younger sister. I just hope they don’t do to Molly what they did to Georgie.

  • Brendan Kenneth Blakewell

    Sorry to see Robert let go and the legacy character of Dillon to be written off. Robert seemed talented but was not never given a meaty storyline of his own, just used to prop up and supporting characters. This move explains how the show was able to bring back Julian and offer William a new contract…

  • PNutButty

    Keep on getting rid of people I like and you’ll get rid of me. We don’t need Nelle and we don’t need Parker back. Could have kept Hayden. We’re also doing just fine with Billy Miller as Jason so leave it at that.

    • Kabba

      I think they will put Kiki with either Micheal or Griffen. Nelle will probably be the next to go.

      • PNutButty

        So Ava and Griffin seem to be getting close now they might put Kiki with him? They love keeping it in the family on this show. Then again I’m disgusted by Michael dating his aunt.

  • Michael James Bradley

    The last thing they need to do is expand the cast. There isn’t enough screen time for the ones thay have.
    But this letting actors go to free up money for someone I didn’t miss is going to lose them more viewers than they gain.

    • IMissBrenda

      Many feel the exact same way.

  • Kelly Berresford

    I’m saddened to hear this. While Dillon hasn’t been doing much lately, that could easily change if the writers wanted it to. I liked Kiki and Dillon together – they actors have great on screen chemistry – and I was looking forward to the typical romantic drama bound to come the way of a soap couple. And I totally agree with others that bringing Parker back was un-necessary and not welcome.

  • Sondra

    Not everything revolves around Steve RETURNING.Get over it…GH is a business And ABC is concerned about BOTTOM LINE.They are cutting charscters with no stand alone SLs.And as much as I love RPW…he had no substantial body of work.

    Im hearing more cuts to follow…

  • HUNGRY-CAN’T FIND BRAINS HERE

    Just no triangle between KiKi, Ava and Griffin. Ugh

  • Cindi

    Didn’t really miss SB. They always get rid of the characters I like. Still mad about AJ & Emily.

  • PassionQueen77

    Sorry to see Robert Palmer as Dillon Quartermaine leaving the show. I will miss him on the show. After Dillon leaves the show very soon the writers should pair up Kiki with someone new.

  • PassionQueen77

    For the writers bringing Parker woman back on the show was a waste of time. Nurse Amy storyline is so boring. Like who cares if she wants to do the book publishing with Nathan.